Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Thank You! And, our next worldbuilding hangout announcement

I turned on my computer this morning to discover that I now have reached 250 followers on this blog. Let me just say to all of you: Thank You! I can't tell you how much I appreciate you coming and reading, sharing my thoughts, commenting, and passing on links that you like. I just wrote yesterday about how to keep the internet under control, but if you were paying attention, I also mentioned just what it is about blogging that I find wonderful - it gives me a community with whom I can spend time every day, talking about things that I find fascinating, without having to travel to all of the disparate locations in which all of you find yourselves (Brazil to Norway, Canada, and just about every state in the US). I'm very lucky to have you and I'm very grateful.

This week I am resuming my weekly Worldbuilding hangouts. Tomorrow's hangout will take place on Google+ at 11am PST, and we'll be discussing Establishing Social Norms in worldbuilding. I'd love to see you there!

Note: in order to minimize the unwanted distraction of people popping in to show us slogan signs (yes, this has happened), I am obliged to limit the hangout invitation to members of my (quite large) writing community circle. If you would like to attend and are not sure whether you are a member of my writing community circle, please comment below with your Google+ username and I will make sure to add you to the circle. My goal here is not to exclude anyone who is genuinely interested in discussing worldbuilding with us! I hope to see you tomorrow.


  1. Congrats! I've been keeping my eye out for your hangout schedule and would like to participate. Though, I am, um, new to Google+. My username is Elizabeth Arroyo

    email: elizabeth (dot) arroyo5 (at) gmail.com

  2. Oh bugger ... these always happen when I'm not able to get there ... c'est la vie ...

  3. I'd love to join. I think you have me in your circles, but maybe it's safest to check. My user name is Misha Gericke.

    I'm also not sure how to join the hangout, since I never did it before.

  4. I think I found you, E. Arroyo. If you find that you aren't able to see the hangout when you go looking for it, I may have the wrong Elizabeth Arroyo, but I put in the only one without extra names after that, so I'm crossing my fingers.

    Sorry, widdershins! I'd love to see you sometime.

    Misha, I have you in my Writing Community circle, so if you search for "Juliette Wade" and go to my profile, you should be able to see my hangout listed there and then click the button to join. I hope to see you later!